29 May

1913 : The Rite of Spring caused a riot


On 29 May 1913, the ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring, caused a riot at its premiere in Paris by the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghelev. The Parisians, usually open to novelty, were not ready for the very avant-garde sounds and choreography of the ballet. The Theatre des Champs-Elysees took the appearance of a barnyard worthy of the greatest comedy films.
The ballet is today one of the great Dance classics.

1914 : Ships crash in Canada


On 29 May 1914, a day of great fog, the Norwegian ship the Storstad hit the Empress of Ireland on the St. Lawrence River in Canada. Instead of stopping according to the proceedings in case of very dense fog, the Storstad just slowed down and the crash was very violent. Furthermore, instead of reversing the engines, he continued to go ahead which caused the crash of many people and toppled the Empress of Ireland on its side. 1073 people were killed.

1953 : Hillary and Tenzing on the summit of Everest


On May 29, 1953, climbers Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal reached the summit of Everest, the highest mountain in the world. After the failures of various expeditions, a great expedition bringing together the best mountaineers of the commonwealth at that time and the best Sherpas had been organized by Colonel John Hunt. After several attempts by different members of the team, Hillary and Tenzing were finally successful in reaching the summit.

1985 : Tragedy at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels


On May 29, 1985, prior to the final of the European Cup between Liverpool and Turin at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, clashes occur between British hooligans and fans of Juventus. People who tried to escape were crushed against the security gates and when these one gave in, many people were trampled. 39 people were killed and 400 injured.

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Tenzing Norgay
I have climbed my mountain , but I must still live my life

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G. K. Chesterton, English writer (1874)
Josef von Sternberg, Austrian American director (1894)
Bob Hope, American comedian (1903)
John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (1917)
Bernard Clavel, French writer (1923)
Bernard Clavel, French writer (1923)
Charles Denner, French actor (1926)
Louis Velle, French actor (1926)
Doug Scott, English mountaineer (1941)
Kevin Conway, American actor (1942)
Helmut Berger, Austrian actor (1944)
Gary Brooker, English actor (1945)
Nick Mancuso, Canadian actor (1948)
La Toya Jackson, American singer (1956)
Ted Levine, American actor (1957)
Annette Bening, American actress (1958)
Adrian Paul, English actor (1959)
Rupert Everett, English actor (1959)
Noel Gallagher, English musician (1967)
Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player (1974)
Melanie Brown, English singer (Spice Girls) (1975)
Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer (1977)
Sbastien Grosjean, French tennis player (1978)
Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model (1982)
Alessandra Torresani, American actress (1987)

Ils nous ont quitt un 29 May

Josphine de Beauharnais, First wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (1814)
Romy Schneider, German actress (1938)
John Barrymore, American actor (1942)
May Whitty, English actress (1948)
Mary Pickford, American actress (1979)
Jeff Buckley, American musician (1997)
Karine Ruby, French snowboarder (2009)
Dennis Hopper, American actor (2010)

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To get rid of cockroaches


To get rid of cockroaches, try boric acid powder. You can find this powder for a low price in pharmacies.
Mix in equal parts boric acid with mashed potatoes and icing sugar (roaches love sugar and icing sugar will mix perfectly with the boric acid powder) and make small balls and put them in infested areas.
Attention! Do not put them within the reach of children and pets.

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